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Dr. Matt Newman

Matt Newman of Spark Admissions

Senior College Admissions Consultant

As a senior admissions consultant, Dr. Newman guides students through academic and extracurricular planning as well as writing vibrant essays and preparing for college interviews. He also helps students secure research and internship opportunities and perfect their time-management, organizational, and study skills.

At the University of Michigan, Dr. Newman participated in student recruitment and admissions processes. The experience helped him cultivate a unique understanding of admissions intricacies from the university perspective.

During his time as a university researcher and college faculty member, Dr. Newman advised and taught writing to first-year students. Then and now, he thoroughly enjoys teaching students how to craft clear, thoughtful essays.

Dr. Newman’s experience also spans transfer and graduate school admissions and athletic recruiting. A former soccer player at Yale University, he is adept at matching student-athletes with the colleges that fit their academic and athletic aspirations.

Dr. Newman holds a doctorate from University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. He lives in Boston with his pitbull, Cherry.

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